Kanoo IT has successfully completed IT Infrastructure Upgrade project for Awal Gulf

Published on December 27, 2012

The Bahrain based leading refrigeration and air conditioning equipment manufacturer Awal Gulf Manufacturing has successfully completed the IT infrastructure upgrade project. The solution included the latest offerings, servers from HP and storage & Virtualization from EMC / VMware providing high availability for the MS Exchange / Infor 10 ERP (Which was known as Baan earlier). The tightly integrated solutions will significantly enhance Awal Gulf’s business operations and controls. The solution was designed and implemented by Kanoo IT.

Names and titles in the photo from left:
i. Awal Gulf General Manager-Finance, Krishna Kumar
ii. Kanoo IT-General Manager, Waleed Kanoo
iii. Awal Gulf Managing Director, Adel M. Mattar
iv. Awal Gulf Director-Local Sales, Hussain A. Mattar
v. Kanoo IT-Assistant General Manager-Operations, Ramgopal Menon

Kanoo IT was selected to implement the project after a comprehensive evaluation which was based on their previous experience in successfully implementing similar projects, coupled with their wealth of professional expertise. Kanoo IT teams of certified and seasoned professionals were able to complete the upgrade and data migration within a week of the project initiation much ahead of the stipulated time and with zero down time.

Mr. Adel M Mattar, Managing Director, Awal Gulf commented: “With offices located across Bahrain, our IT systems form a critical component in our production control, planning & budgeting. We are extremely satisfied with the end results of this project, speed of information access, agility in decision making, stream lining internal procedures, and demonstrated increase in our operating profits.

Mr. Waleed Kanoo, General Manager Kanoo IT commented: “We are proud to be associated with this strategic project. The new systems are flexible and scalable, will not only coordinate operations across departments, but also benefit strategic planning and management at Awal Gulf”.

The solution offers faster data access and large storage area needed for ever growing data size of Exchange and ERP, said Mr. Ramgopal Menon, Asst General Manager Kanoo IT

For more information, call Kanoo Information Technology on 17711722, or email: or visit the website

About Kanoo IT –
Formed in 1996, Kanoo IT delivers a range of IT services, and has achieved phenomenal growth over the last 11 years of its existence and is a division of the E.K. Kanoo group of companies - one of Bahrain’s leading business organizations. As an ICT solution provider, Kanoo IT provides customized and cost-effective ICT solutions to a diverse clientele ranging from government and private organizations to corporate houses and multinational companies.

About Awal Gulf Manufacturing –

Awal Gulf is a leading refrigeration and air conditioning equipment manufacturer in Middle East and occupies an important place in the Industrial map of Bahrain. It has three manufacturing plants in the Sitra Industrial Area and Bahrain Industrial Investment Park, Hidd with a work force over 1500..
Awal Gulf customers spread beyond the Middle East and include some industry leaders as their OEM. Products include Window Air Conditioners, Mini- Split Systems, Roof Top Water Coolers, Chest Freezers and Central Air Conditioners.
Awal Gulf one of the first companies to go for Baan ERP in the 90's, when the ERP concept itself was very new.

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